April 2018 Stamp ‘N Hop – Retiring Annual Catty Favorites

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I can’t believe another annual catalog is almost up (May 31st) and a brand new one is coming out with a ton of new stuff!  I went last weekend to OnStage and got the new Catalog and let me tell you, you are going to love it!  But today, we are here to talk about what we will miss the most!

Thank you for joining me today.  You are visiting Jenn Charles @ BFF Stampers.  I have so many favorites that are retiring so it was too hard to pick just one.  So I’ve made a few cards with colors and stamp sets that I believe are must have’s in your craft room.

Rose Wonder is a beautiful stamp set with some wonderful greetings that I use so much. I will really miss this set. It coordinates with a matching thinlit set that is retiring also.  For this card, I’ve heat embossed the rose stamp with white embossing powder and then used Brusho and my Aqua Painter to make the vibrant colors.  I’ve used Peekaboo Peach (retiring) on one and Real Red and Wild Wasabi (retiring) on the other.  Below is a close-up of the red one.  I stamped it onto Shimmery White cardstock.  It’s so fancy.  It’s my first time using this cardstock and I love the all over glimmer.

Can you see the sparkle on the leaves?  I love the way the Brusho looks on these leaves also.

My next stamp set is called Butterfly Basics along with the Butterflies Thinlit Dies. All the butterfly sets that we’ve had coordinate so beautifully!  I’m really sad to see all these butterflies retiring.  I use them often.

I’ve paired it here with Peekaboo Peach again and Pear Pizzazz.  If you haven’t been able to tell yet, Peekaboo Peach is my favorite In-Color that is retiring.  But a little secret, they are bringing back one of my old In-Color favorites, Coastal Cabana and making it a core color!  So it makes it a little easier to let it go.

The color on this last one is a little harder to let go.  It’s soft sky.  I’ve just recently started using this color a lot more and now it’s retiring.  I’ve paired it here with Crumb Cake and the stamp set So Many Shells.  I just got this set a few months ago from a friend.  This is actually the first time I’ve used it.  I’ll be keeping it for awhile because it’s a perfect set to lift a friend up.

A list of everything I’ve used on these cards is below.

So now that I’ve told you a little about the color re-vamp, here’s an image to show you all the retiring colors.  There are quite a few core colors retiring along with the 2016-2018 In-Colors and Stampin’ Up! has changed around the colors in the core groups.  I think you will really like the change.  One more thing they’ve done is change the stamp pad itself.  It’s a lot easier to open, a new pad that doesn’t foam up and they are stackable!  I know you will love them as much as I do.

Here are the retiring colors.  Keep an eye out on Monday for an email all about the color re-vamp and the new colors.  Sign up for my newsletter if you aren’t already receiving my emails.

Are any of these your favorites?  Protect your investment you’ve already made by stocking up before they sell out.  Don’t forget the cardstock, ink refill and coordinating accessories.

Here are the retiring lists of Everything retiring!

AC Retired List-US

OCC Retired List-US

Use the hostess code below to SHOP through the 15th to get a surprise from me in the mail.  If your order is over $150, do not use this hostess code!  You will qualify for your own rewards!

Thank you for checking out this month’s Stamp ‘N Hop.  Next up in the hop is Idonna Miller.

Happy Hopping,

Jenn

Here’s the list of everyone participating this month, click on the names below if you want to hop around.

Kayla Adams

Amy Grendel

Tracie Evans Langley

Cheryl Taylor

Linda Hadford

Susan Simpson

Laurie Meier

Christina Walker

Britney Vander Laan

Lisa Kmiec

Melissa Kerman

Kirsten Aitchison

Tracey Gouraud

Rachel Traudt

Ilka Teschke

Danielle Kassing

Mo Rootes

Kim Smith

Courtenay Heuston

Jenn Charles

Idonna Miller

Terry Montgomery

Joanne Hodge

Sandra Roberts

Laura Mackie

Mikaela Titheridge

Karen Pearmain

Tracy Lewis


RemARKably Created Blog Tour: Easter!

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Welcome to another month with us hopping around the Remarkably Creative Blog Tour.  You are visiting Jenn Charles @ BFF Stampers.  This month our theme is Easter.  I love Easter!  As a Christian, I believe that Jesus died to give me life.  Easter is when we celebrate this FREE gift God has given us.  How do you celebrate?

The cards that I’ve made are using the new Blossoming Basket stamp set.  This beautiful basket of flowers is perfect for an Easter card.  I’ve paired it here with Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette and the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper.

I’ve used the Pretty Label punch to punch out my sentiment and stick it under.

I “painted” on the ink by smooshing the ink pad and using the ink on the lid with a Wink of Stella as my “paintbrush”.  I love the glittery effect that Wink of Stella leaves on everything!  Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz were the colors I used.  Then using my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend, I colored the basket.  You need to use the Memento Black Ink Pad while using the alcohol markers or the stamped image will bleed. In this case, I stamped the basket in Crumb Cake itself and wanted it to bleed a little for a more textured look.

Here is more of a close-up of my card.  I sponged the pink Pretty Label Punch, the designer series paper and the white focal image cardstock all in Crumb Cake.  I used Linen Thread to tie the bow.

At Stamp Camp last night we made this set.

Here is another card with the same idea but using Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends and So Saffron card Base.  I used the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the crumb cake piece on the card and also on the basket.  This stamp set and embossing folder are a FREE Sale-A-Bration item you can earn with a $100 order.  I also used our Stampin’ Spritzer filled with alcohol and 10 drops of Daffodil Delight Re-inker to change the color of the Shreddie.  It comes in Berry Burst, Silver and White.  The dots on the background of the card is a stamp from Timeless Textures and the framelit I used to cut the Happy Easter sentiment on the basket is from Bunch of Banners Framelits.  And my friend Doris brought me these pretty tulips to class last night. Isn’t she sweet?

Last but not least I wanted to show you a card I made using the Hold on to Hope stamp set and Framelits Dies.  I did get this idea off of Pinterest but I can not re-find the card I cased to give credit.  So if this was your idea, thank you!

This card uses Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon and Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The cross is cut from Silver Foil.  The sentiment says: Celebrating one of God’s most Remarkable Creations – and the inside says YOU!  I want each of you to take this card to heart because it is true!  You are Remarkable and made by God and He doesn’t make mistakes!  You are perfect in His eyes, just the way you are.

Thanks for hopping with us today!  Below is a full lineup of everyone with their Easter projects.  Remember, you are visiting Jenn Charles with BFF Stampers.  Praying you have a fantastic Easter surrounded by people you love.

Your BFF, Jenn


Join Team BFF and get $125 worth of product for $99 and get 2 Stamps sets of your choice for FREE.  We support business minded people and hobby stampers.  Everyone has their own creativity to bring to the table!  Everyone is welcome!  Here are some of the many perks to being part of Stampin’ Up:
  • 20% discount off all of your orders (and the ability to increase that to 25%)
  • Earn additional income of up to another 18% of your sales
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  • Receive Stampin’ Success magazine on a quarterly basis

Other benefits include our Team BFF private FB page, lots of FREE tutorials and fun get-togethers for planning parties or to be creative!  And me! 🙂

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You can choose anything you want!  This is just a sample of all of the product you can get.  Take advantage of this offer before March 31st to receive the 2 extra stamp sets.  Sign up HERE.

Here are the products I used in the Pink Easter card above:

 


Stamp N’ Hop – Sale-A-Bration Round 2!

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Welcome to this month’s Stamp ‘N Hop with demonstrators from all over the world.  You are visiting me, Jenn Charles.  This month’s theme is 2nd Release Sale-A-Bration items.  Have you seen the beautiful new designer series paper called Springtime Foils Specialty DSP?  It’s absolutely gorgeous.

I’ve seen so many beautiful variations of color used to alter this paper.  I love it just the way it is though so today there will be no color added.  You can check out another post I did where I colored the paper HERE.

The flower and sentiment are from a stamp set in the Occasions Catalog called Beautiful Day. I just got them a few days ago and I think they are my new favorite!  I heat embossed both in copper embossing powder to bring out the gorgeous dots from the DSP although the dots themselves look Rose Gold.  I’m hoping it will be a new foil color released in the next catalog.  All items in the Sale-A-Bration brochures are until supplies last and you do not want to miss out on this paper.  I wish you could see it in person.

I’m having a Brusho Technique product class featuring this amazing stamp set on March 18th.  RSVP by tomorrow if you’d like to come or would like a kit.  You can learn more about this class and other upcoming classes on my Facebook page BFF Stampers.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Click on the button below to check out what Laura Mackie has made for us today.

Stamp ‘N Hop March Blog Hop Master List
Ilka Teschke – https://wp.me/p4Tobv-ld
Joanne Hodge – https://wp.me/p7UkO4-gM
Melissa Tennison – https://wp.me/p9MH0-Qa
Sharleen Luciano – https://wp.me/p8rVfG-Gn

Upcoming Events (RSVP on FB at BFF Stampers):

March
10th – Stamp Camp – Sew Easy Studio – 6 p.m.-9 p.m. – $25 RSVP with payment by 3/9
18th – Brusho Technique Product Class (Contact for details) – My House – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – 2 options from $45 or $75 RSVP with payment by 3/10
21st – Fancy Fold Technique Class – Sew Easy Studio – 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – $5 RSVP by 3/20
23rd – Open Crop at Sew Easy Studio – $5 – Contact Barbara Jean for more info – (760) 654-3448
30th – Birthday Card SAS Bash – My House – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – $9 RSVP by 3/27
Any order during the month of March will receive a Birthday Gift Grab Bag (worth $10) from me to celebrate my Birthday!! (When ordering online, use Hostess Code QWPKZC9R).

April
4th – Technique Class – Sew Easy Studio – 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – $5 RSVP by 4/3
14th – Stamp Camp – Sew Easy Studio – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – $25 RSVP with payment by 4/13
18th – Fancy Fold/3D Technique Class – Sew Easy Studio – 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – $5 RSVP by 4/17
22nd – Perennial Birthday Project Kit Class – My House – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – 3 options from $36 – $81. RSVP by 4/12


National Craft Month Blog Hop

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Welcome to the National Craft Month Blog Hop.  You are visiting Jenn Charles with BFF Stampers.  At the end of my post there will be a list of everyone who is crafting with me today.  Please take the time to hop along to the other wonderful crafters and see what they have made for you.

The month of March is full of Birthdays for our family.  We have three birthdays just in our household!  We love March around here. So I’ve made a birthday banner to decorate the house with for the month.  We will be eating a lot of cake and keeping the party going all month long!

I’ve used the colors So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, and Pink Pirouette.  I thought the colors were Spring-y also. 🙂  I think I’ll add Easter to the back of the Birthday one to use it for that party also.

To help me celebrate my birthday this month, I’m having a Birthday Card Bash on March 30th at my house from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.  We will be making a stack of 9 birthday cards for $9. 3 each of 3 designs. RSVP on Facebook by March 27th.

Because it is my birthday, I’m offering a birthday gift to you during the month of March with any order!  That’s right!  I’m giving out birthday gifts for my birthday!  It will be a grab bag sort of fun stuff worth $10.

Thank you for joining me today.  Remember, you are visiting Jenn Charles at BFF Stampers.  Hop along and get your Craft On!

Your BFF,

Jenn